lundi, décembre 12, 2005

Nobel Speech for Bush

In his Nobel Prize acceptance Lecture, Harold Pinter proposes a speech for George Bush. Pinter volunteers to write the speech himself. Here it is in all its brief beauty (remember Bush is speaking):

"God is good. God is great. God is good. My God is good. Bin Laden's God is bad. His is a bad God. Saddam's God was bad, except he didn't have one. He was a barbarian. We are not barbarians. We don't chop people's heads off. We believe in freedom. So does God. I am not a barbarian. I am the democratically elected leader of a freedom-loving democracy. We are a compassionate society. We give compassionate electrocution and compassionate lethal injection. We are a great nation. I am not a dictator. He is. I am not a barbarian. He is. And he is. They all are. I possess moral authority. You see this fist? This is my moral authority. And don't you forget it."


See also: Postform

5 commentaires:

the jacobin a dit…

Will you be coming to the bloggers dinner in Malta? I'd like to be able to talk politics with you. (and yes, yes, I don't know how many times I've said I would write about Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Co. and failed to follow through - but then you try living in the middle of Scotland at this time of year...

Fausto Majistral a dit…

I'm not sure that would have been a George W. Bush speech. It sounds more like Pinter's "poetry". Here's one:

American Football

It works.
We blew the shit out of them.

We blew the shit right back up their own ass
And out their fucking ears.

It works.
We blew the shit out of them.
They suffocated in their own shit!

Praise the Lord for all good things.

We blew them into fucking shit.
They are eating it.

Praise the Lord for all good things.

We blew their balls into shards of dust,
Into shards of fucking dust.

We did it.

Now I want you to come over here and kiss me on the mouth.

Harold Pinter

Sheer genius isn't it? No wonder he won the Nobel.

P.S. Will this get a mention in Postform? I mean, that poem is so profound.

david a dit…

Jacques René Zammit a dit…

"You know, the kind of situation where a friend asks you for a favour and you cannot say know."

- THAT might get you a mention on postform

or even "pubic appearances"

Welcome back... errors and all.


Fausto Majistral a dit…

Yeah, that's why I'll never win the Nobel.

P.S. "Pubic appearances" appeared in the Grauniad -- I just copied and pasted. Follow the link.